Saturday, October 03, 2009

Blueberry Semolina Yoghurt Cakes

Marija from Palachinka is hosting this edition of Weekend Herb Blogging and this week I'm celebrating the return of fresh blueberries

blueberries© by Haalo

After surviving winter with frozen blueberries, October sees the arrival of more plentiful supplies of these beautiful fresh blueberries.

I'll be using these as part of a delicious lunchbox or anytime treat. Formed as tiny loaves, the batter has a interesting texture due to the presence of both semolina and yoghurt.

Blueberry Semolina Yoghurt Cakes© by Haalo

Blueberry Semolina Yoghurt Cakes
[Makes about 14 small loaves]

80 grams plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
200 grams fine semolina
160 grams caster sugar
150 grams yoghurt
3 eggs
⅔ cup melted butter, cooled
300 grams fresh blueberries

Yoghurt is a major player in this recipe so use a good quality one - for this recipe I've used Schulz Organic Yoghurt from Timboon.

Schulz Organic Yoghurt© by Haalo

Sift the flour, baking powder, semolina and caster sugar together and place in a bowl.

In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs and yoghurt.

Pour the eggs mixture along with the melted butter into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Tumble in the fresh blueberries and fold through gently being careful not to break the blueberries.

Divide the mixture into the cake moulds and bake in a pre-heated 170°C oven until golden and cooked through - about 20 to 30 minutes.

Let them sit in the moulds for about 5 minutes before turning out onto wire rack to cool.

Blueberry Semolina Yoghurt Cakes© by Haalo

I don't know about you but I find this a hard combination to resist - moist cake punctuated with ripe blueberries.

If you don't have these loaf moulds you can bake this as a full sized cake, use muffin cases or even those fancy silicon moulds.

Blueberry Semolina Yoghurt Cakes© by Haalo


  1. Wonderful! I adore semolina in desserts!

  2. the pictures make me want to bite onto my notebook now!

  3. Looks delicious! Too bad I just had to throw away a carton of blue berries away that had been sitting in the fridge for a long time till they became moldy.


  4. Oh my....this is sooooooo very terrific. Wish I had those molds...I am out to the store to find some. These are a great presentation and I LOVE your photos...good post today!!!!

  5. The best cakes in the world are yoghurt cakes

  6. Thanks Marija - it is a great ingredient.

    Thanks Lulu!

    Thanks Paz - that is bad timing

    Thanks Trish - hope you find some!

    Very true KB.

  7. nice to find your blog.. so amazing!!! the recipes & pics are wonderful...!!
    i keep this recipe and probably try it later on.. it looks so yummy!!
    i´ll come back soon!!


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